Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Word-Filled Wednesday

As I was sitting at home last night I began to think about all the wonderful things that God has blessed me with in the past several months. This verse from Psalms popped into my head and I couldn't shake the feeling of absolute gratitude and unworthiness that I began to feel. I began searching around for the perfect picture since I knew that I didn't have one that would capture what I was looking for. I found it here in this picture. I feel that it not only captures the devastation that we sometimes go though in this life, but also the hope and beauty that the Lord gives us when we stay strong in our faith knowing that He will pull us out and beyond our circumstances and bless us more than we ever could have imagined.

I already feel so far removed from the pain and loss that I was feeling not nearly a year ago. I know that I wouldn't be where I am without Him. He has carried me when I was too weak to walk, comforted me when I felt I would never know hope again and He's given me amazing angels to light my way. My life was turned upside down, but in the midst of it He turned it into the greatest blessing ever! I am reminded of Job, although my loss could never measure up to that of his. How sad that sometimes it takes things of this measure to bring us back to Him, but how wonderful it is that he stretches His loving arms wide for us to run to!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Building Guitars for you!

I build guitars at cost. Seen above is my #1. My Pride and Joy as Mr SRV would put it. It is a Swamp Wood Ash Telecaster style with a Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker in the Neck and a Seymour Duncan Jerry Donahue in the Bridge. It is routed for a Strat style Middle pickup but it's so sweet as it is I may not put one! All parts are 100% made in the US... apart from the pickups and tuners. I have no idea were they are made. Depending on parts, wood selection , and color will determine the price of the guitar but no labor will be charged. The above guitar cost me $500. Which is a lot less then some of the big names. And even then most of the guitars I bought I ended up switching the pickups to get that prefect tone. Not sure what will give you that tone in your head? No problem! Just give me a buzz and I will bring the tone in your head to life. If you are interested feel free to contact me on facebook, email, or leave a comment and we can make your dream guitar a reality! 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Showcase #1

New Dimensions Learning Center
Jacksonville, Florida

"New Dimensions Learning Center’s primary goal is to encourage your children to achieve their maximum capabilities in all aspects of personal growth at their own rate of individual development. We believe that children have a natural desire to learn and our role is to prepare them for greater achievement in school and to attain the skills necessary for success in life...."

I can personally vouch for all of the teachers and staff, this is after all, my place of employment! If you live or know anyone that lives in the area please don't forget to stop by the NDLC website and/or add NDLC on facebook!! 

If you would like to be showcased on Sunday Showcase please leave a comment on this entry. :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sunday Showcase

Every Sunday I'm going to choose a personal site/blog/business site to showcase. If you'd like to be selected please leave a comment describing the site that you would like showcased. In order to be chosen you must add a link to our site on your blogroll or links section.

I realize that tomorrow's showcase won't have many contestants, but there's always next Sunday!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Concealed Carry

I wanted to take a moment to talk about Concealed Carry. On the news the other day they were talking about how Concealed Carry is a bad idea. I beg to differ but you do have to be aware of a few things before you make that choice.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Looking for input!!

What are your thoughts on having large dogs inside? What about when you and your spouse are gone 8+ hrs. each day and the large dog is stuck inside and rarely gets to go out during the daytime unless it's on a weekend? How would you like to have that kind of life, only seeing the sunshine through a window for about five days a week. What if this large dog was/is high energy and needs more attention? What would you do?